Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

One of the qualities separating Weil from our peers is our culture. Diversity, equity and inclusion have been core values since our founding. For decades, Weil has been an outspoken leader in empowering and engendering an inclusive culture. As we forge ahead, Weil remains committed to being a market leader in attracting and promoting diverse talent at all levels as a moral, business, and talent imperative for all Weil attorneys and staff.

Since 2015, partners of color have increased from 9% to


and women partners from 21% to


in the U.S.


of staff leadership are LGBTQ+, people of color and/or women


Upstander@Weil Award recipients

Affinity Groups

Weil was among the first law firms to establish Affinity groups dedicated to recruiting, retaining, and advancing diverse talent.

Signature Initiatives

Racial Justice

Racial Justice

Launched in 2020, the Racial Justice Program includes initiatives such as Black Lawyers Achieving Success Together (BLAST), Jump Start, and the Black Attorney Advisory Boards, which aim to increase visibility and leadership opportunities for Black attorneys. The Racial Justice Fellowship matches associates with racial-justice related non-profits for secondments and pro bono work.


(Taskforce on Women’s Engagement)

Weil established TOWER in 2015 to develop and advance women attorneys globally.

More about TOWER and Women@Weil


Upstander@Weil - Listen up, show up, speak up, talk up


The Firm launched this innovative allyship initiative in 2015 to inspire all attorneys and staff to stand up for inclusion in the workplace, community and at home.

Virtual Connections

Since the spring of 2020, the Firm has made a concerted effort to ensure attorneys and staff remain connected and supported.

Parents@Weil - 3 Weil attorneys on Parents@Weil zoom call

Diversity Education and Training

Vernā Myers, on a podium, running a training for Weil employees

Weil has consistently been at the forefront of law firm diversity training programs for over two decades.

  • Annual Diversity Education Requirement
  • Biennial Global Diversity Month
  • European Inclusion Education Efforts

Read more about our programs

Broaden and Deepen Inclusion Efforts

Weil strives to create an environment where diverse abilities and backgrounds are appreciated and respected. Read more about our efforts in the following areas:

Disability Inclusion

Community Engagement & Talent Pipeline

Weil Legal Innovators - Man and woman in suits speaking outside of a court house and a woman studying (separate panel)

Weil’s multifaceted diversity pipeline efforts increase access to opportunities from elementary school to law school and beyond.

Key Contacts

Adam Banks

Adam B. Banks

Partner and Diversity Committee Co-Chair

New York

Adé K. Heyliger

Adé Heyliger

Partner and Diversity Committee Co-Chair

Washington, D.C.

Meredith Moore

Meredith Moore

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

New York

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